Prahran has no shortage of amazing spaces, but this wellness centre sets the bar very high. The Sum of Us incorporates yoga, Pilates, treatments – such as physiotherapy and podiatry – AND a cafe (which is a combination of all of my favourite things!), and is all about health in mind, body and life.
Behind the incredible interiors is Melbourne interiors studio, Huntly:
Using pilates iconography to reference the core, movement and energy the design enhances the natural and understated beauty of the space. The Sum of Us is calm and inviting, creating a mark that feels as beautiful and balanced as the client.
I love the repeated circle shapes used throughout the space, with the gorgeous LED light taking pride of place on the wall ahead of you when you enter, the amazing circular feature piece suspended from the ceiling, the curved edges of the benchtops, and the circular acoustic panels, stools and logo. The whole space is very calm and subdued, with greys, whites, golds, taupes, soft lighting and curved lines.
The story about how The Sum of Us came to be is really interesting. Four health practitioners who founded Domain Health Physiotherapy felt ‘something was missing’. They realised that people were going to beautiful spaces for yoga and Pilates, but when it came to medical treatments, clinics often felt very stale and stark. It was this realisation that drove husband and wife Chris and Brigid Jellis to set about revamping a Victorian townhouse and former antique shop on Prahran’s High Street.
As physiotherapists and myotherapists with a strong passion for holistic wellness, we wanted to provide a one stop home away from home where all people felt welcomed to come and enjoy the best of services to achieve total wellness.
This collaboration is the SUM of the four of us, it is the SUM of parts that enable total wellness, it is the SUM of its people and community; it will provide SUM physiotherapy, SUM Myotherapy, SUM Podiatry, SUM Pilates, SUM Yoga, SUM coffee, SUM nutritious food, SUM meditation, SUM other wellness services.
The Sum of Us say wellness is about feeling stimulated by your surroundings as our environments have a huge impact on our state of mind. This is a central belief behind this blog, getinmyhome, so it is a delight to share this beautiful space with you below.